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Faux pa!: Egyptian host interview with French ambassador sparks online gaffe

An Egyptian host fell foul of social media mockery for her limited handling of the French language during an interview with France’s ambassador to Cairo last week.  

In an interview aired on CBC Extra, the host was unable to speak French fluently, drawing criticism from some social media users, who said the channel could have selected an interviewer with stronger skills.

One Facebook user commented on the TV host saying: “She just violated the French language.”

The interview acted as a little-reminder of last year’s incident of an Egyptian reporter at the Academy Awards who was mocked after asking Leonardo DiCaprio meaningless questions in the wake of his best actor Oscar win.